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A soccer podcast about pretty much everything EXCEPT what happened on the field last weekend. Hosted by Howler’s editor, George Quraishi, with David Goldblatt, author of The Ball is Round, and America’s own Bobby Warshaw.

A soccer podcast about pretty much everything EXCEPT what happened on the field last weekend. Hosted by Howler’s editor, George Quraishi, with David Goldblatt, author of The Ball is Round, and America’s own Bobby Warshaw.

Location:

United States

Description:

A soccer podcast about pretty much everything EXCEPT what happened on the field last weekend. Hosted by Howler’s editor, George Quraishi, with David Goldblatt, author of The Ball is Round, and America’s own Bobby Warshaw.

Language:

English


Episodes

Bobby Gets Heckled, El Derbi Madrileño, and Combating Homelessness with Soccer

5/26/2016
George and Bobby are joined by Nando Vila and Bécquer Seguín to recap the Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid seasons as the capital city rivals head into the Champions League Final. We then hear from Lawrence Cann, founder and CEO of Street Soccer USA, an organization that uses the sport to empower underserved communities across the United States. Finally, the hosts Tika-Talka about possible mutiny in Manchester, and three dads involved in a 1970s Cosmos v. Rowdies game.

Duration:00:49:11

US Open Cup talk with Josh Hakala, plus Ben Grossman

5/19/2016
George and Bobby talk about the excitement of the US Open Cup with thecup.us editor Josh Hakala. Then George talks to Ben Grossman who explains that companies want to sell to millennials and millennials like soccer, so... $$$.

Duration:00:39:11

Newcastle Asunder! Plus: Bobby got a red card and George checks in from Trinidad

5/12/2016
Today on the podcast, Bobby tells George about getting his first red card as a pro, for accidentally kicking another guy in the face. Then Kristan Heneage joins discusses Newcastle’s relegation and George shares a short interview he did over the weekend in Trinidad. Finally, in Tiki Talka, the founder of Four Square proposes a new path to pro/rel.

Duration:00:41:05

Juan Villoro, Yael Averbuch, and Duncan Revie

5/5/2016
On this week's show George talks to Juan Villoro about his book, God is Round. Then, Bobby joins George to interview Yael Averbuch about her favorite number 10. Finally, George speaks with Duncan Revie about SoccerEx.

Duration:01:17:25

BONUS DUMMY: Extra Dumb with Danny Karbassiyoon

4/29/2016
Danny takes questions from Twitter (and George) covering topics like the first things he looks for as a scout, why even perfectly healthy Arsenal reserves find it hard to build their careers after leaving the club, and how do players communicate with each other when the stadium is too loud for them to hear what their teammates are saying. Also: we apologize for the relatively poor state of Danny‘s audio quality, but it’s definitely worth listening!

Duration:00:36:07

Danny Karbassiyoon Returns: The Story of the Arsenal Yankee

4/28/2016
George and Bobby are joined by Danny Karbassiyoon and Zito Madu who share their diverse experiences in pursuing soccer careers abroad. Danny also gives us an inside glimpse of being in the practice sessions during one of the greatest eras of Arsenal’s history as he discusses his new book, “The Arsenal Yankee,” while Zito talks about his personal development as both a player in Turkey and a writer online.

Duration:01:02:09

The Return of Danny Karbassiyoon and How to Make It onto Arsenal

4/28/2016
George and Bobby are joined by Danny Karbassiyoon and Zito Madu who share their diverse experiences in pursuing soccer careers abroad. Danny also gives us an inside glimpse of being in the practice sessions during one of the greatest eras of Arsenal’s history as he discusses his new book, “The Arsenal Yankee,” while Zito talks about his personal development as both a player in Turkey and a writer online.

Duration:01:02:33

A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT about the Mixxed Zone

4/24/2016
Jen and George are in Orlando for Dash vs. Pride, and they have an announcement: As of this week, the Mixxed Zone has its very own podcast feed! Please go to iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts and subscribe to it. All you have to do is search for The Mixxed Zone. Thanks!

Duration:00:01:39

Oligarch Angel

4/21/2016
George and Bobby are joined by James Appell to discuss his understanding of the strange, yet fascinating aspects of Russian football. He also shares his direct experiences with FC Krasnodor’s owner Sergey Galitskiy when he wrote his recent piece, “Oligarch Angel.” Finally, the hosts Tika-Talka about what kind of coach George would be, Leeds United’s new ticket-purchasing policy, and the unfortunate creep of racism into North American soccer.

Duration:00:49:57

THE MIXXED ZONE: 15 Years Later

4/20/2016
On this episode of THE MIXXED ZONE, “The Keeper” Jen Cooper waxes nostalgic about the inaugural WUSA game played on April 14, 2001 at RFK Stadium in front of more than 34,000 fans, chatting with former Washington Freedom (and current Washington Spirit) head coach Jim Gabarra, former Bay Area CyberRays keeper LaKeysia Beene and longtime WoSo reporter Beau Dure.

Duration:01:02:47

DUMMY: George in Portland

4/14/2016
George, Bobby, and David chat about the taxes paid by professional soccer players and where their true loyalties lie. Then George runs into his very interesting friend Greg, who talks about not-sports. Finally, the hosts Tika-Talka about Theo Theodoridis (the football administrator, not the less questionable drug mule), the quality of football journalism, and the greatest soccer game that you have not seen.

Duration:00:06:34

THE MIXXED ZONE: Change Is The Game

4/11/2016
"The Keeper" Jen Cooper previews the final two 2015 NWSL clubs in this episode, chatting first with StarsAndStripesFC.com's Steph Yang about the Boston Breakers and then getting the WNY Flash scoop from Courtney Andros of WoSo Off The Post and FinalThirdSoccer.com. Jen and Steph also discuss the second USWNT friendly versus Colombia.

Duration:01:02:47

THE MIXXED ZONE: Every Number Has A Story

4/7/2016
In this bonus episode of the THE MIXXED ZONE, "The Keeper" Jen Cooper reviews the first USWNT friendly versus Colombia with Equalizer Soccer's Dan Lauletta, and they also break down Sky Blue FC's roster for 2016. Then Jen chats with Jamie Goldberg of The Oregonian about the challenges facing the Portland Thorns and their new head coach Mark Parsons.

Duration:00:52:55

DUMMY: The Evolution of the Number 10

4/7/2016
David returns to talk about two important off-the-field stories: Gianni Infantino’s alleged role in football corruption, and the financial inequalities of revenue distribution in U.S. Soccer. George and Bobby then speak to Matt Doyle to discuss the tactical development of the Number 10, and the status of that role in American soccer. Finally, the three hosts Tika-Talka about the fascinating nature of the Israeli playoff system, the Going Up of the Gas, and crowd-sourcing football management.

Duration:00:09:22

THE MIXXED: With A Dash of Spirit

4/5/2016
On this week's episode of THE MIXXED ZONE, "The Keeper" Jen Cooper continues her series of 2016 NWSL club previews. First she chats with Jennifer Gordon of Equalizer Soccer about two-time playoff team Washington Spirit, and then Jen gets the latest scoop from Hal Kaiser about her hometown club, the Houston Dash.

Duration:00:52:02

DUMMY: American Soccer Development and Punishing the Pros

3/31/2016
George and Bobby are joined by Top Drawer Soccer’s Will Parchman who discusses his recent piece with Howler regarding the current state of youth soccer development in the United States. Our two hosts then talk about Sam Borden’s recent piece in the New York Times about “Soccer’s Version of Solitary Confinement” and Bobby shares his experience in such a situation during his career. Finally, we hear a brief Tika-Talka about the ethicality of valuing soccer development over a traditional...

Duration:00:06:31

THE MIXXED ZONE: Of Reign And Stars

3/29/2016
Continuing the theme of previewing each 2015 NWSL club before the 2016 season, "The Keeper" Jen Cooper chats with soccer writer Evan Davis about the prospects for two-time regular season champions Seattle Reign and last year's playoffs debutante Chicago Red Stars.

Duration:00:37:06

DUMMY: The Poetic Magic of Lionel Messi

3/24/2016
Bobby speaks to George about signing with the Harrisburg City Islanders of the USL and the fresh challenges of joining a new club. They are then joined by poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips, who attempts to describe the artistry of Messi’s play and personality. Finally, George and Bobby briefly Tika-Talka about Tim Howard’s exit from Everton and fantasy soccer.

Duration:00:11:22

THE MIXXED ZONE: In Vlatko We Trust

3/22/2016
In the first of nine discussions reviewing the 2015 NWSL clubs as the next season approaches, "The Keeper" Jen Cooper chats with hardcore FCKC fan Mark Shawhan about the team's offseason player changes and 2016 outlook. Then Jen catches up with WUSA alum and current Baylor soccer head coach Paul Jobson.

Duration:00:48:18

DUMMY: Multilevel Marketing in Sports and El Temo’s Imaginative Style

3/17/2016
George and Bobby are joined by writer Mina Kimes to discuss her piece in ESPN the Magazine about AdvoCare and other controversial Multilevel Marketing schemes in the world of sports. They then speak to author Mark Haskell Smith to talk about his favorite Number 10, Cuauhtémoc Blanco.

Duration:00:04:40